The New Jersey DECA State Office is located at Kean University.  Kean's College of Business and Public Management operates New Jersey DECA under a grant from the New Jersey Department of Education.

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NJ DECA State Advisor & Executive Director

Jeffrey R. Victor, M.S., CHA, CMP, CHE, CHS
908-737-4140 – Main Line
908-737-4146 – Direct
908-737-4151 – Fax
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Jeff Victor serves as the New Jersey DECA State Advisor and Executive Director. In this role, he is the program’s principal executive and is responsible for the administration and management of both the high school and collegiate divisions within New Jersey. A 20-plus year participant in New Jersey DECA, Mr. Victor has been a local and state officer on the high school and collegiate levels, as well as a judge, volunteer, Alumni Division President and conference coordinator across his tenure with the organization. He also now currently serves as Chair of DECA, Inc.'s North Atlantic Region Council.  Prior to joining DECA, Mr. Victor spent his career in the hospitality, real estate and retail industries, holding positions such as Hotel & Conference Center General Manager, Senior Corporate Manager, Coaching Manager and District Director for companies such as Regus, Wyndham, Sheraton and Holiday Inn. He holds a master's degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University, a bachelor’s degree from Johnson and Wales University and is completing his doctoral degree and dissertation at the University of Maryland.  Victor also holds the Certified Hotel Administrator, Certified Meetings Professional, Certified Hospitality Educator, Certified Hospitality Supervisor designations and is a DECA Certified Trainer. 


NJ DECA State Program Assistant

Donna Smith, M.S.
908-737-4140 – Main Line
908-737-4147 – Direct
908-737-4151 – Fax

Donna Smith is New Jersey DECA's program assistant, responsible for a wide array of program duties.  Prior to joining NJ DECA, Ms. Smith spent 33 years in the classroom as a DECA Advisor at Sparta High School and other high schools and technical schools throughout the state.  She holds a master's degree in Counseling and Organizational Development and a bachelor's degree in Marketing and Business Education, both from Montclair State University.